Monday, February 14, 2011

If you're not eating TWO servings of fish per week, please read this now

What a grorgeous Valentine's Day! The forecast
this week is very exciting given our winter so
far. I hope your Valentine's Day is full with love,
romance, and all that good hearty love stuff.;-)

And speaking of the heart, I have an interesting
fact for you.

Picture yourself grabbing a tennis ball (assuming
you don't have one at your computer) and squeeze
it tightly. Do you feel your hand grip the ball
and compress down?

That's how hard the beating heart works to pump
blood. And your heart will beat roughly 72 times a
minute; 100,000 times a day; 3,600,000 times a
year; and 2.5 billion times during your lifetime.

That's a lot of work.

Your heart is THE MOST important muscle in your

And it only makes sense to take care of it. It
only makes sense to exercise it.

If you didn't know, February is heart health
month. Today's holiday is always a good reminder.

So it's a great time to assess how you treat your
most important muscle in the body.

**Do you exercise it?

There is nothing better for you than raising your
heart rate. Get your blood pumping, muscles
working, endorphins kicking, and heart pounding.
That type of exercise makes you feel good... and

**Do you give it what it needs?

Hamburgers, french fries, cupcakes, and alcohol.
I'm sure your heart enjoys a celebration once in
awhile, but a constant onslaught of that stuff is
a recipe for disaster. Try whole grains, FIBER,
lean meats and FISH, low fat dairy, fruits and
veggies. That stuff makes your heart happy!

**Do you give it more than it deserves?

In a recent survey 76% said they used a fish oil supplement regularly. I'm sure you've heard of Omega 3 fatty
acids if you don't already know their benefits.

Studies have shown Omega 3's, particularly EPA and
DHA support heart health, joint and brain
function, and even help reduce inflammation and
boost your immune system.

This supplement is a no brainer with "very little
downside to taking this supplement." It's a MUST
if you have any form of cardiovascular (heart)
disease or even a family history. And I bet your
doctor would agree with me.

**Do you really know it?

Do you know your blood pressure, cholesterol,
blood sugar and weight? You don't have to go to
the doctor to know these numbers. But you will
want to talk to her about them.

These questions should get you started. There are
more assessments to help you at

If you haven't given your heart 5 minutes of
thought in the last year, give it now. You can
start by getting some fish oil. For less than a
buck a day you can take some preventative measure.

Then take advantage of this refreshing weather and
get outside and get your heart pumping.

Happy Valentine's Day,

Tim Chudy

P.S. ATTENTION LADIES: 90% of women have one or
more risk factors for heart disease. AND more
women die of heart disease than the next four
causes of death combined! Including all forms of
cancer. Do something now. Start with exercise,
nutrition, and supplementation.

Friday, February 4, 2011

8 Tips To Stay Healthy For Super Bowl Sunday

Did you know Super Bowl Sunday is second only to
Thankgiving for food consumption? An estimated
14,500 tons of chips and 4,000 tons of popcorn are
eaten during the big game!!

That being said, here are 8 tips and tricks
to keep your eating habits under control come

1. Don't eat from the chip bowl. Portion out your
chips and dip to prevent mindless overeating.

2. And speaking of dip, offer/bring a low fat
option with toasted pita chips or baked tortilla
chips. This will cut the fat and carb content.

3. Speaking of dip...don't double dip! Dip the
chip and end it.

4. If you're going to grill hamburgers and hot
dogs, go ahead and add some chicken breasts. Grill
them with a tasty marinade. You can assume at
least a few of your guests will want a healthy
option as well.

5. Include a whole wheat bun/bread option too.

6. Stick to light beer. Always have a glass of
water with it. Sip from both of them and you'll be
surprised how much less beer you drink.

7. One dessert. Nothing more.

8. I don't have a favorite this year, but I'm
hoping for a close, exciting game (my prediction is below). But if the game
is slow and the commercials disappointing, don't
eat out of boredom. Keep the conversation going or
start a game of your own.

Most importantly, have FUN!! It's a great time to
spend with friends and family. And doing it
healthy never hurts.

To your health and fitness,

Tim Chudy

P.S. The spread is Packers by 3. I'm calling a Packers win 24-17. What's your call? Post it in the comments. If you guess it right, you win a FREE WEEK of training!!!

P.P.S. You don't have to know a lick about football. My wife picks her NCAA basketball teams by city location and mascot! Have some fun and win some free training. Good luck!